Grants & Programs

Grants to Arts Service Organizations

The Illinois Arts Council Agency has streamlined the application and award process for the upcoming 2024 ASO funding cycle, see details below.

For returning 2023 ASO applicant awardees Fiscal Year 2024 ASO awards will be based on your Fiscal Year 2023 ASO application and award. The IACA will begin sending out email notifications directly to organizations on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

For new applicants and organizations who did not receive Fiscal Year 2023 ASO grant awards you are encouraged to contact the appropriate Program Staff for full information on the application process (see staff listing below).

IACA Grants to Arts Service Organizations offer general operating support to established not-for-profit organizations that make a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the quality of life in Illinois. 

An arts service organization is defined as an organization that provides specialized services to the arts and cultural community. These organizations can be discipline, geographical, or culture-based, or can serve the entire arts community. ASOs are not arts producers or presenters but serve the arts making community. Services offered can include, but are not limited to, professional development and technical assistance such as marketing, legal and financial assistance, networking opportunities, educational forums and workshops, and printed materials including calendars, newsletters, and other publications.

Informational Webinar and Drop Ins

Opportunities to connect with IACA staff for questions:

Drop-in sessions for questions (interactive), no registration is required. To join click on the link at the meeting time:

Illinois Arts Council Agency ASO Staff Contact

For specific information on this grant, contact 

Teresa Davis
Program Director
Phone: +1 (312) 814-6753

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